Colour32 transforms into a live picture, producing varying forms of ripple that seem both ordered and random at the same time. It offers a layered meaning, providing with the opportunity of experiencing the fluid and animated qualities of the effects that connects with these qualities in the subject matter: water. The addition of the animation introduced by the ripple effect is the expanded mode of ‘reading’ or appreciation. As well as offering a visual engagement, the work offers an embodied engagement: an important connection to the material significance of water in our lives.
Anastasia Tyurina is a new media artist, currently an Associate Professor at the National Research University of Electronic Technology, Moscow and a sessional academic at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. She holds a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of Artistic Photomicrography from QCA, Griffith University.
Throughout her academic and artistic career, Anastasia has been interested in obtaining new knowledge of the relationship between science and art. Therefore, she uses scientific machines, particularly X-ray devices and microscopes, in a variety of art projects. By exploring the interplay between the indexical and iconic modalities in the process of evaluating scientific photomicrographs, Anastasia tries to imbue them with new meanings and thus turn scientific photography into a creative source of communication to a general public. Anastasia is a regular contributor to festivals, exhibitions, and conferences in the Art & Science category.